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Machine Product Brief
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Multivac Inc: Horizontal tf/f/s

Multivac (Kansas City, MO) offers R550-Soluform, a new horizontal tf/f/s system configured specifically for water-soluble packaging such as laundry detergents, concentrated cleaning products, fertilizers, pesticides, and medical/pharmaceutical applications.
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The monobloc filler (left) permits 15-min washouts that are crucial for fast changeover of the nine detergent formulations run.
Machine Case Study
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Mass flow = efficiency squared

Unilever cleans up on faster changeovers and washout for monobloc mass-flow fillers on tool-less changeover lines. Network yields big savings.
Controls Product Brief
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Rockwell Automation: Rockwell Automation: Controls improve vf/f/s operations

Bosch Packaging (Bridgman, MI) adds controls and servomotor drives from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) to Model SVE 2510 vf/f/s machines. With Allen-Bradley ControlLogix™ networking onboard, the improvement allows users to customize and adjust the continuous-motion machine’s settings quickly and precisely.
Package Case Study
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Detergent tabs 'heat' up packaging

In Britain, premeasured tablets are the fastest-growing way to use laundry detergents, and Robert McBride, plc, Cumbria, England, is packing them 70% faster with an economical film from UCB Films (Smyrna, GA).
Package Case Study
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The softer side of Unilever

Just reaching store shelves nationwide is a redesigned package for 100-oz Whisk, All and Surf laundry detergent brands from Greenwich, CT-based Unilever.
Informative for consumers, Pass and Seymore/Legrand's design is integrated from the point-of-purchase display through the packag
Package Case Study
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Hardware products renovate with packaging

Packaging seen at the National Hardware Show ranged from consumer-friendly packaging for data comm products to innovative film cubes for potting soil. The softer side of hardware was seen in a trend toward products packaged for females and light do-it-yourselfers.
News
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'Selling' machine safety

Improving the safety of packaging equipment-and meeting the ANSI B155.1 standard-was the topic of a PMMI seminar July 11-12. 3M's John Hunt urged machine builders to use safety as a selling point.
Controls Product Brief
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Hyde Park Electronics: Corrosion-resistant sensor

The Superprox® Model SM900A-7-STS series proximity sensor from Hyde Park (Dayton, OH) is suitable for applications involving corrosive chemicals and chemical-based materials.
Materials Product Brief
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UCB Films PLC: Protective BOPP film

UCB Films (Smyrna, GA) has improved its high-barrier BOPP film, Propafilm™ RMC. The film combines two-side acrylic coating with a metallized surface layer to protect products sensitive to moisture, UV light, flavors and aromas.
Controls Product Brief
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Smurfit-Stone: Paper canister

Smurfit-Stone (Chicago, IL) has developed PaperCan™, which uses a paperboard body with an integrated easy-to-open-and-close paperboard lid. Made of laminated or barrier-coated paperboard that can be linear or blank-formed.

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